No One Can Help You Until You Agree To Be Helped

I think the above is true! At least it was for me.

In order for you to get the help you need and begin to feel a little bit better (if that’s going to happen), you need to at least be “somewhat” compliant.

Now, maybe your being compliant comes in stages… but, I know I needed to at least, listen to the mental health professionals, and eventually, A) Take the meds, and B) Make the effort.

This is difficult for a good 50% of people with diagnosed severe mental illnesses, but essential still!

I think about so much in a given day, it isn’t funny. My mind doesn’t seem to want to stop with overthinking, anxiety/worry, and the general symptoms of depression and psychosis.

Life can be (and is) very difficult for a lot of people in these or similar predicaments!

I wish I could say that everyone will be in a good way, once they follow their doctor’s instructions… but, that’s not always the case.

What are the three most important things that you have done to make the trajectory of your illness, better?


  1. In no particular order…
    1. To have finally given myself permission to not work or not seek work until my illness is over. Even though the word ‘illness’ only serves us in some ways — in other ways it might not be such a useful word for what we’re going through.
    2. To develop a relationship with nature, music and art that is healing. Nature is cheaper than therapy!
    3. To have stayed for four months in a Therapeutic Community here in the UK. Honestly, there should be more of them. It’s an ethically run, supportive, based-on-therapeutic-gardening, community for people who have experienced mental health problems. I got more of a grasp on my underlying issues. I learnt so much about myself and others and had some real “Aha” moments talking to members of the community.
    Thanks for reading. Greetings to all.

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